Date: 7 June 2017
Time: 7PM - 10PM
Location: A4 Space
STEP BACK IN TIME
FOOD Restaurant 1971/2017
FOOD was a conceptual restaurant opened by Gordon Matta-Clark and Carol Goodden in 1971. At a time when SOHO was just starting to grow as the center of the avant-garde art world, FOOD Restaurant was a landmark meeting ground for events, food performances and ongoing art projects by downtown artists.
JPNF celebrates the history and legacy of the restaurant FOOD.
The event is held in TWO PARTS
In tribute, a temporary restaurant will take form recreating the restaurant and an original menu from the period 1971 – 1973. Join JPNF for a unique Iftar experience as we go back in time to a legendary period in NYC’s history.
Ticket Price: 175 AED
To RSVP email: programs@jpnajarfoundation
Screening at A4 Cinema Room Gordon Matta-Clark’s film ‘FOOD’ (1972, 42’)
This film documents the legendary SoHo restaurant and artists' cooperative Food, which opened in 1971. Owned and operated by Caroline Goodden, Food was designed and built largely by Matta-Clark, who also organized art events and performances there. As a social space, meeting ground and ongoing art project for the emergent downtown artists' community, Food was a landmark that still resonates in the history and mythology of SoHo in the 1970s.
* Camera and Sound: Robert Frank, Suzanne Harris, Gordon Matta-Clark, Danny Seymour. Editing: Roger Welch
* Courtesy of The Gordon Matta-Clark Estate and Electronic Arts Intermix (EAI), New York and artists' cooperative Food, which opened in 1971. * Photo Cred: Richard Landry, Gordon Matta-Clark, ‘Food’, 1972, Courtesy of the artist and The Estate of Gordon Matta-Clark
Screening of film is organized in partnership with Cinema Akil.
This event is held in conjunction with JPNF’s current exhibition Artist Run New York: the Seventies, on view until June 30th.
Image: Courtesy of Richard Landry and The Gordon Matta-Clark Estate